Dr. Nihar Ranjan Jena Assistant Professor
School of Humanities, Social Sciences & Management

Research Interests

Macroeconomics Policy Making
International Trade and Development
International Finance
Remittances, FDI, FPI
Money, and Banking
Public Finance

Contact Details

  • School of Humanities, Social Sciences & Management
  • 0674 713-6418
  • nrjena@iitbbs.ac.in, nihar1915@gmail.com

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 Degree Discipline Year School
  Secondary General 2003 Nayabazar High School, Cuttack, Odisha
  Higher Secondary Arts 2005 Ravenshaw Junior College, Cuttack, Odisha
  Graduation Arts 2008 Ravenshaw University, Cuttack, Odisha
  Masters Arts 2010 University of Hyderabad, Gachiwoli, Telengana
  Ph.D. Humanities 2019 University of Mumbai


Dr. Nihar Ranjan Jena is a faculty member of Economics at School of Humanities, Social Sciences and Management (SHSSM) at IIT Bhubaneswar. Prior to his engagement with IIT Bhubaneswar, Dr. Jena has worked in the corporate sector and with the Government in various capacities including in the areas of Business Planning, Policy making, Financial Administration, and Financial Management, Training and Teaching on aspects relating to Public Procurement, Financial Propriety, etc.

Dr. Jena has completed his Graduation with Economics Honours from Ravenshaw University, Cuttack, Odisha and is the recipient of University Gold Medal for securing first position in the consolidated merit list. Subsequently, Dr. Jena has received his Master’s degree in Economics from University of Hyderabad and his Ph.D. degree in Economics from University of Mumbai. His doctoral work was on the importance of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises to the Indian Economy.



Banking Theory & Practice



Recent Publications (International Journals)

1‘Foreign capital, and growth nexus revisited: empirical evidence from South Asian countries’; Transnational Corporations Review; Routledge Publication (Taylor & Francis Group); DOI 10.1080/19186444.2020.1862602.
2‘Does inward remittance lead to export performance in South Asian countries?’; International Journal of Social Economics; Emerald Publishing Limited; DOI 10.1108/IJSE-07-2019-0440.
3‘Foreign aid and economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa’; African Journal of Economic and Management Studies; Emerald Publishing Limited; DOI 10.1108/AJEMS-08-2019-0305.
4‘Interaction of real effective exchange rate with economic growth via openness of the economy: Empirical evidence from India’; Journal of Public Affairs; Wiley Publishing House; DOI: 10.1002/pa.2042.
5‘Foreign aid and growth nexus: empirical evidence from South Asian countries’; South Asian Journal of Business Studies; Emerald Publishing Limited; DOI 10.1108/SAJBS-10-2019-0172.
6Determinants of foreign exchange reserves in Brazil: An empirical investigation’; Journal of Public Affairs; Wiley Publishing House; DOI: 10.1002/pa.2216.
7‘Does financial development influence fertility rate in South Asian economies? An empirical insight’; Business Strategy and Development; Wiley Publishing House DOI: 10.1002/bsd2.131.
8Performance of the Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) Manufacturing Sector in Select States in India: The concept of MSME Manufacturing Business Facilitator (MSME-MBF) Index’; Academy of Entrepreneurship Journal; Allied Academies.
9Understanding the Economics of World War I: The European Theatre’ : ‘Revising World War I – 1914 : 2014 Centenary Hind sights’, Bharati Publication, New Delhi; ISBN: 978-93-85000-35-2.

Academic Honors & Awards

  • Junior Research Fellowship for Pursuing Ph.D.
  • National Eligibility Test for Lectureship
  • University Gold Medal by Ravenshaw University, Cuttack, Odisha for securing first position

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